The Resource Jane Austen at home : a biography, Lucy Worsley

Jane Austen at home : a biography, Lucy Worsley

Label
Jane Austen at home : a biography
Title
Jane Austen at home
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Worsley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
""Jane Austen at Home offers a fascinating look at Jane Austen's world through the lens of the homes in which she lived and worked throughout her life. The result is a refreshingly unique perspective on Austen and her work and a beautifully nuanced exploration of gender, creativity, and domesticity." - Amanda Foreman, bestselling author of Georgianna, Duchess of Devonshire. On the eve of the two hundredth anniversary of Jane Austen's death, take a trip back to her world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses - both grand and small - of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life. In places like Steventon Parsonage, Godmersham Park, Chawton House and a small rented house in Winchester, Worsley discovers a Jane Austen very different from the one who famously lived a 'life without incident'. Worsley examines the rooms, spaces and possessions which mattered to her, and the varying ways in which homes are used in her novels as both places of pleasure and as prisons. She shows readers a passionate Jane Austen who fought for her freedom, a woman who had at least five marriage prospects, but - in the end - a woman who refused to settle for anything less than Mr. Darcy. Illustrated with two sections of color plates, Lucy Worsley's Jane Austen at Home is a richly entertaining and illuminating new book about one of the world's favorite novelists and one of the subjects she returned to over and over in her unforgettable novels: home"--
Summary
A profile of the life and times of Jane Austen by the author of Courtiers tours the classic author's childhood home, schools, holiday accommodations and grand and small family estates to reveal lesser-known aspects of Austen's character and inspirations
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10569344
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Worsley, Lucy
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR4036
LC item number
.W67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
  • Literary landmarks
  • England
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • Families
  • Homes
  • Literary landmarks
  • Literature
  • Novelists, English
  • Novelists, English
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
Jane Austen at home : a biography, Lucy Worsley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957021089
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250131607
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017009308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957021089
Label
Jane Austen at home : a biography, Lucy Worsley
Publication
Note
"First published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company" -- Verso title page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-340) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957021089
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
387 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250131607
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017009308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)957021089

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